A national strategy for the management of feral camels in Australia
About the plan
On 4 November 2010 the Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council endorsed the National feral camel action plan as a national plan for an Established Pest of National Significance in accordance with the Australian Pest Animal Strategy.
The national plan focuses on addressing the negative impacts of the overabundance of feral camels in Australian rangelands. The plan was subject to public consultation in early 2010.
The four key outcomes identified for the National Plan are:
- development of the Australian and international community's understanding of and support for the humane management of feral camels and their impacts
- amelioration of the negative impacts of feral camels by addressing the current over-abundance of feral camels through the immediate, substantial and sustained reduction in their numbers and impacts across the rangelands
- adoption of a platform for the on-going humane management of feral camels, and
- development of partnerships and social capacities for feral camel management into the future.
- Feral camel (Camelus dromedarius) - Fact sheet
Animals of concern
- Cane toad (Bufo marinus)
- European wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
- European red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
- Feral camel (Camelus dromedarius)
- Feral cat (Felis catus)
- Feral goat (Capra hircus)
- Feral horse (Equus caballus) and Feral donkey (Equus asinus)
- Feral pig (Sus scrofa)
- Feral water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)